Does anyone know if i can home school 1 week every second month etc.

(14 Posts)
MsBella Tue 02-Apr-13 00:41:41

Can parents just choose when they want to home educate? For example 1 week every second month? Or are there certain schedules you need to follow? If anybody knows... (by this I mean the child being in school the rest of the time but being taken out for a week every second month for example)

bruffin Tue 02-Apr-13 00:53:03

That's normal, its called half term

MsBella Tue 02-Apr-13 00:54:48

I mean in term time hmm

RaisingGirls Tue 02-Apr-13 00:58:12

I know of people who home-school one day a week but that's every week in term time, yours sounds quite sporadic. What would the reasons be?

LineRunner Tue 02-Apr-13 00:58:25

I've never heard of this, MsBella. As your DC would need to be on the school roll, I suspect it would simply rack up as unauthorised absence. The Home Educators on MN might have a better idea.

steppemum Tue 02-Apr-13 01:00:55

i am fairly certain that you have to choose to either use the school, or home ed.

I suppose it is technically possible to make an arrangement with the school to do what you describe, as they do have an option in the register to say they are being educated elsewhere.
And I think some people manage to make arrangements for kids to join in eg pe. But it is not easy to do.

steppemum Tue 02-Apr-13 01:01:56

suggest you get this moved to home ed, there are lots of people there with experience.

MsBella Tue 02-Apr-13 01:02:51

My reasons are that I want them to be part of the school, socialising etc. I feel like them being out of school for days every week might make them too 'different' (not that it should matter at all) or that they wouldn't be a part of the school enough...

I suppose I would need to think about it even more! Thanks though

MsBella Tue 02-Apr-13 01:04:19

Steppemum, I know that you can definitely home school part time but just not sure if my idea is allowed, I think not all schools allow kids to come in part time though

MerryMessiahWhingesAgain Tue 02-Apr-13 01:05:27

It's pretty unlikely to work out TBH. You have the right to a school place, or you have the right to HE instead. You can request or negotiate flexischooling but it isn't very widely done

whokilleddannylatimer Tue 02-Apr-13 01:13:35

Msbella you aren't up North are you? I know a couple of schools that not only allow this but have a mix of children who do home ed/school mix.

LineRunner Tue 02-Apr-13 01:13:52

Try asking in Home Ed, OP. It's a separate board on MN. Loads of experience on there.

MsBella Tue 02-Apr-13 01:24:55

Nope not up north, ill look into that though maybe there's something like that round here

And thanks all I didn't even know there was a home ed section (found it now)

whokilleddannylatimer Tue 02-Apr-13 01:32:43

In most schools its a private arrangement with the head and you need an open minded head.

Hollinsclough school however have a great flexi school model and their site has lots of info including links to other schools that do same www.hollinsclough.staffs.sch.uk/Flexi.htm

et ask you to come in once every so many school days just for safe guarding but other than that your free to chose.

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